Boxer from Simferopol Oleksandr Usyk, known for his Pro-Ukrainian position, were placed in social networks a ribbon with the inscription " Thank you grandpa for the Victory ", which caused resentment among some fans.
Athlete of the Day yesterday Victory graced your page in social network instagram a St. George ribbon with a red star and the words " Thank you grandpa for the Victory ". Photography has caused a number of angry comments. However, there were also those who supported the boxer, claiming that he did nothing wrong and remains a true patriot of Ukraine.
The Tendril claimed that he considered the Ukraine and Crimea is not going to leave their native Simferopol from joining the Peninsula to Russia. However, before the fight with the Russian Knyazev, he strongly denied political implications of the confrontation, and once, during an open training session even left the hall After another reporter's question about the policy, reports " Mirror of week ". In April, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk at the meeting of the government tried to convince in the process of festive events on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Victory Day to withdraw from St. George ribbons in favor of the red poppy. After the change of power in Ukraine in February 2014, joining the Crimea to Russia and the start of the protests against the new government in the South-East of Ukraine St. George ribbon has become in these regions the symbol of the supporters of federalization and joining Russia. Supporters of the current Kiev authorities are ribbon negatively and often called her " Colorado ", because, in their vision, the George ribbon colors similar to the colors of the Colorado potato beetle." Georgievsky ribbon " - a public event for the distribution of symbolic ribbons dedicated to the celebration of Victory Day in the great Patriotic war. Takes place since 2006, has since become a tradition and is held every year. St. George ribbon in appearance and the color combination matches the ribbon, which is upholstered with the order pad to the medal " for Victory over Germany in the great Patriotic war of 1941-1945 ".